Thu.May 09, 2024

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Turmoil at Vote.org

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The voter-registration group once promoted by Taylor Swift has been wracked by resignations, layoffs, and regulatory lapses. Former employees blame the CEO. By Jim Rendon Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images The voter-registration group once promoted by Taylor Swift has been wracked by resignations, layoffs, and regulatory lapses. Former employees think the CEO is to blame.

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California Amends Digital Fundraising Regulation

NonProfit PRO

California recently amended a law regulating digital fundraising platforms. Here are some of the changes nonprofits should look out for.

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Opponents as Allies: The Thorny Proposition of a First-of-Its-Kind Foundation Gathering

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Grant makers at the National Council on Foundations annual meeting consider how to find the common ground to build broader coalitions for efforts in education, the environment, health, and more. By Drew Lindsay Chicago Council on Foundations Wendy Feliz, left, with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation; Ali Noorani, of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Layla Zaidane, from Future Caucus; and Bob Dold, from Forbes Tate Partners; participate in a panel during the Council on Foundation’s ann

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AmeriCorps Announces Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Competition

NonProfit PRO

AmeriCorps announced that applications are open for its 2023 fiscal year Volunteer Generation Fund grant competition.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Luis Miranda Jr. Reflects on Giving, the Arts, and His Son Lin-Manuel in the New Memoir 'Relentless'

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Miranda spoke to the Associated Press about how he and his family have dedicated themselves to lifting up Latino communities through giving. Taylor Jewell, Invision/AP Luis Miranda recounts his decades of work as a community organizer, political strategist, and philanthropist in a new memoir, “Relentless: My Story of the Latino Spirit That Is Transforming America.

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Comment on How to Fundraise as a Team (and Build a Better Fundraising Team) by Bonnie

Amy Eisenstein

Having the specific positions described along with their roles is helpful. With regards to staff assistance — what does the relationship between the DD and the marketing and communications coordinator look like? What are best practices for a good working relationship?

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Should You Watermark AI-Images You Create?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Should nonprofits disclose when they incorporate AI (artificial intelligence) into their content creation for communications, marketing, and fundraising? When is AI a simple tool you don’t disclose, like using spelling and grammar checkers? When is it an original content creator whose “authorship” should be documented? As of today (in May 2024), we at Nonprofit Marketing Guide believe nonprofits should disclose when they use AI to create photographic images by placing a custom

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Top Proven Nonprofit Fundraising Event Planning Tips

Clairification

In my last article (Part 1 of a three-part event planning series) I offered a compendium of common sense event planning advice. It centered on the wisdom offered to Alice by the Cheshire Cat when she asked which road she should take: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

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Goal Reached, What Now? 5 Post-Capital Campaign Tasks 

MNA Association

After years of planning, relationship-building, marketing, and fundraising, you’ve finally reached your capital campaign goal—congratulations! Depending on the nature of your campaign , you may be ready to break ground on a new facility or purchase much-needed equipment or updated technology to increase your impact. While this is an exciting time, your campaign isn’t really over—not just yet.

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3 Data-Driven Marketing Strategies to Maximize Major Gifts

Get Fully Funded

When it comes to reaching your nonprofit’s revenue goals, major gifts are critical. For the average nonprofit, roughly 80% of all revenue comes from only 20% of its donors—and most of these earnings are major gifts. Because major gifts are so important, it’s crucial to take advantage of any opportunity you have to secure these donations. While your nonprofit likely has an individual or team dedicated solely to moves management and major giving, your marketing efforts can also play a role.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Commentary: Closing the Wealth Gap, Close to Home

The NonProfit Times

The notion that Americans’ current wealth should redress the United States’ persistent racial wealth gap — given that both of those are inextricably linked to slavery and injustice — is compelling. Even when we agree — and many people do not — that we should redress the obstacles to amassing generational wealth in Black families, getting this done might seem an insurmountable and mind-bogglingly expensive hurdle.

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What Nonprofit Boards Really Want to See, and How to Give It to Them

Fundraising Report Card

You’ve got ten minutes at the next board meeting to provide an update on your organization’s financial reports and data. What do you say? How do you prepare? How can … Continue reading "What Nonprofit Boards Really Want to See, and How to Give It to Them" The post What Nonprofit Boards Really Want to See, and How to Give It to Them appeared first on Fundraising Report Card.

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A Modern Nonprofit Podcast: What it Takes to Start a Nonprofit Organization

The Charity CFO

During today’s conversation on a Modern Nonprofit Podcast, Tosha welcomes Dr. Krystal White. Outside of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Masters degree in Christian Leadership, Dr. White also has a Masters degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University. Needless to say, Dr. White is a skilled professional and we are excited to welcome her!

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How to improve your donor’s giving experience [PODCAST]

Jeff Brooks

Your donor gets nothing in return for her donation. Nothing but your communications. Your communications have a big job to do: To show her something she may have no way of knowing otherwise: What her gift made possible. That’s how you cross the gap from a donation being a random, one-time event to building a meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship with your donor.

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Financial Fuel for E-commerce Success: Proven Tactics

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Financial Fuel for E-commerce Success: Proven Tactics In the fast-paced world of burgeoning e-commerce , fortifying your financial strategy isn’t just a luxury—it’s an imperative. As the digital marketplace becomes increasingly cutthroat, e-commerce enterprises must craft a tailored arsenal of financial maneuvers to secure their foothold, expand operations, and bolster profitability.

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Mastering Email Marketing for Nonprofits

Marketing for the Modern Nonprofit

Learn the essentials of email marketing for nonprofits in 4 hours! To be presented live on Zoom May 23 (2-4 PM ET) & May 24 (2-4 PM ET)! You’ll get the Zoom links when you register, and you will also have access to the recordings and all materials. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND LIVE you will get the recording and materials sent to you immediately following each session.

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Innovations Driving Business Growth in the Digital Age

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Innovations Driving Business Growth in the Digital Age Currently, businesses must continuously adapt to stay ahead of the competition because a wave of technological innovations has revolutionized how companies operate, compete, and grow. One example of such a tool is the digital invoice. It’s become a pivotal tool that enhances operational efficiency and foments business growth.

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Where Should the Nonprofit World Stand on Campus Protests?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Stop romanticizing student demonstrators against the war in Gaza, and start encouraging them to reexamine their strategy. By Eboo Patel Boston Globe via Getty Images Pro-Palestinian protesters hold out signs to block a Pro-Israeli protester on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst. Stop romanticizing student demonstrators against the war in Gaza, and start encouraging them to reexamine their strategy.

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5 Types of Fintech Software to Watch in 2024

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

5 Types of Fintech Software to Watch in 2024 Development of fintech software is a powerful industry with billions of users and substantial revenues. Initially, the focus was on computerizing and optimizing processes in trading and banking. Today, fintech encompasses a vast array of products and services capable of significantly enhancing businesses and delivering tangible results.

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Beyond Karen: White Woman Archetypes in the Third Sector

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Yermine Richardson/ www.popcaribe.com Editors’ note: This piece is from Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine ’s spring 2024 issue, “‘Stop Drowning Us, and Stop Making Us Disappear’: A Critical Report on the State of Black Woman Leadership.” The question remains in my mind: How do so many Black women who have never met, don’t live in the same neighborhood, don’t work in the same industry, and have different life backgrounds, all have similar stories that speak to the same dynamic?

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Building Solidarity for Transformative Social Change

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Aaron Horvath Solidarity is an idea that is often invoked in progressive political and labor organizing contexts. But where does this idea come from? What does it mean, practically speaking, to be “in solidarity” with a cause? And what would it take for us to realize solidarity in our relationships, our communities, our social movements, and our governments?